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cinxia knitalong

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Tuesday is Knitalong Day

Well hello and happy mid-October to you all. It has finally stopped raining here in Boston, and it's my turn to check on the progress of all our lovely Cinxia knitters.

Moze is working on the body of hers...an "Oranginxia"?

Chelle is trucking along and has been taking breaks here and there to make some very cute children's items.

Yarnyogi is on the body but is less than enchanted by twisted stockinette as it's hard to watch TV at the same time. I know what you mean.

Jackie is caught up in Halloween hoopla!

Carol wonders why the sleeves are designed with a seemingly wrong number of cast on stitches. I just started the first sleeve last night and can verify that that pattern 'evens out" at the end of the 4th row (pattern repeat), but it was a matter of trust to get there.

Chloe is on the slip stitch body trim and also got to go Rhinebeck (I am jealous).

Jen is on the first sleeve and not exactly enjoying it.

I am in the same boat, sort of - I finally picked up a pair of sz US10 double points this past week (I'm using a bulkier yarn) to start on the sleeves. My 6 year old son was with me and reminded me that I had promised him some Fuzzyfeet from Knitty, so I tested out the new Bryspun dpns (love them!) on a pair of Noro Kureyon slippers this week. They finished felting yesterday so I began the first Cinxia sleeve. And yes, although the number of cast on stitches just seems wrong, the sleeve slip stitch pattern does work out after the 4th row. Though I am considering ripping out the inch of sleeve I have because I realize that my yarn is too bulky to fold the finished sleeves up - it would look like I am wearing black 'floaties" outside of the swimming pool. The pattern is written assuming you will fold the sleeves and has you knit the wrong side. If I continue my started sleeve I guess I could knit the twisted stockinette backwards... Hmm. I didn't think this through (who, moi?). Another thing I wish I had done - *not* cut the yarn after the armholes because I didn't want to retrieve new ball of yarn from box from under my sleeping daughter's bed so I could start the sleeve last night. She admitted, sheepishly.

But enough about me...any other updates?

3 Comments:

  • Add me?? :(

    By Blogger Yvonne, at 9:56 AM  

  • Can you post a brief round up of the yarn everyone's using? I'm still searching for that "right" (yet affordable) yarn.

    By Blogger haze, at 2:30 PM  

  • I'm using a acrylic/nylon blend in gray heather. It's a cheap yarn I bought at JoAnn's. Even though the yarn is cheap, I'm happy with the results. It reminds me of a gray wool coat I once had.
    The yarn was left over from when I made another knitty pattern - Bob - last year. I'm going to have to wait until I get to the States in a couple of weeks to get more of it.

    By Blogger Carol, at 9:01 AM  

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